Event: Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium
Date & Time: Friday, April 12, 2013 – 08:30 – 16:00
Location: 150 University Hall, Berkeley, California
2014: A Pivotal Point in the Flame Retardant Dilemma
Flame Retardants Exposed: Tales from Health Science and Investigative Journalism
01Arlene Blum, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
Fire safety without harm: New California flammability standards
02Susan Kasper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati
Do Flame Retardants Impact Men’s Hormones?
03Paula Johnson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Navigating the Science on Flame Retardants
04Donald Lucas, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Why Are Some Groups Pushing for New Fire Standards Now?
Director and Producer of Toxic Hot Seat
From the Flame Retardant Dilemma to Toxic Hot Seat
President, San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation
Why Firefighters Support Fire Safety Without Flame Retardants
Navigating the Challenges Ahead: New Frontiers in Chemicals and Policy
Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
California’s Safer Consumer Product Program: Opportunities to Affect the Use of Flame Retardants
Technical Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Olly Olly Toxin Free: Seeking Transparency for Building Products
09Stephen Naylor, Ph.D.
Science and Policy Associate, Green Science Policy Institute
Responsible Disposal of Flame Retarded Furniture Foam
Keeping the Couch You Love: Replacing the Foam for Healthier Furniture
Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council
Producer Responsibility: The Policy Possibilities for Toxic Couches